Prophets of Regulation / Edition 1

Prophets of Regulation / Edition 1

by Thomas K. McCraw
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674716086

ISBN-13: 9780674716087

Pub. Date: 10/28/1986

Publisher: Harvard

"There is properly no history, only biography," Emerson remarked, and in this ingenious book Thomas McCraw unfolds the history of four powerful men: Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M. Landis, and Alfred E. Kahn. The absorbing stories he tells make this a book that will appeal across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines and to all readers

Overview

"There is properly no history, only biography," Emerson remarked, and in this ingenious book Thomas McCraw unfolds the history of four powerful men: Charles Francis Adams, Louis D. Brandeis, James M. Landis, and Alfred E. Kahn. The absorbing stories he tells make this a book that will appeal across a wide spectrum of academic disciplines and to all readers interested in history, biography, and Americana.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674716087
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
10/28/1986
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,271,821
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

  • Adams and the Sunshine Commission
  • State to Federal, Railroads to Trusts
  • Brandeis and the Origins of the FTC
  • Antitrust, Regulation, and the FTC
  • Landis and the Statecraft of the SEC
  • Ascent, Decline, and Rebirth
  • Kahn and the Economist’s Hour
  • Regulation Reconsidered
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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